Walkie Talkie

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by jwolf6589, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 65816

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    Is it only compatible with Apple Watches? According to the website this is the case. Perhaps Apple may in the future make a iOS and MacOS version.
     
  2. elemenohme macrumors regular

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  3. BlankStar macrumors 6502

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    You read it's a WatchOS 5 only feature, yet post it on the iOS 12 forum?

    mkay...
     
  4. MozMan68 macrumors 68020

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    I think asking if it might be included for iPhone or iPad makes it okay....I know there are some apps that do this, but it would be a nice add for the iPhone.
     
  5. bookemdano macrumors 65816

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    Yes but I speculate Apple added it because they want to sell watches. Maybe it eventually comes to iPhone and iPad but if it does I bet it would be a year or two later (and will depend on whether it's a popular feature or not).
     
  6. BlankStar macrumors 6502

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    You can send iMessages with small recordings in it on your phone, why bother with this walky-talky stuff?
     
  7. Poontaco macrumors regular

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    You really can't come up with anything? Really?!?
     
  8. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Would be better for them to rebrand this functionality as walky talky, IMO, as thst also gives consistency across platforms.
     
  9. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    I have a watch but I would like this on the phone too. The current method of recording and sending voice messages in iMessage has always been a bit clunky to me. We rarely use it.
     
  10. macduke macrumors G3

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    Maybe they could add a button to the lock screen. Then we could have push to talk like back in the old Nextel days.
     
  11. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    That would be great (but unlikely).

    As antiquated as Nextel tech was, the walkie talkie feature worked extremely well (when signal was available). Nothing has come close since.
     
  12. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully Apple will make this available across all platforms, as it can be a useful feature.

    In the meantime, for those seeking a free app with similar functionality, Voxer is decent, can be used as a Push To Talk Walkie Talkie and works on both iOS and Android.

    iOS link below:

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/voxer-walkie-talkie-messenger/id377304531?mt=8
     

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